How to Grow Butterfly Bush

If you want a gorgeous, showy re-blooming display of fragrant flowers all year round, this bush is for you. If you love butterflies, hummingbirds and bees on your plants, this bush is for you. The blooms and pollinators will come day after day throughout the season if you plant a Butterfly Bush in your garden.  […]

Easy Fall DIY Craft: Mailbox Decoration

Fall is a great time for DIY crafts. A lot of stores sell little pieces of decor for dirt cheap. If you have a crafting bone in your body, you can easily make tons of things for the season. One of my favorite things to do is this easy fall DIY mailbox decoration. This post […]

How to Get Great Soil

You may think of soil as dirt, or just a crumbly mess. But I think of soil as the best thing ever. Healthy soil is the foundation of plants, and all life at that. Soil is an ecosystem that literally supports life. What soil really is Unless you’re a scientist, you probably think of soil […]

Damping Off

I’m spending the off season playing with seeds. There are many benefits to starting your own, and I’m learning how to grow many different plants right now. The main problem I’m facing seems to be a very common one: Damping off. Damping off is caused by a couple different things. The main culprit seems to […]

Easy DIY Garden Cart

Being a gardener means owning a LOT of tools. I learned quickly that there is a tool for everything, and having the right one for the job makes a huge difference.  This post has affiliate links. I may earn a small commission when you click on the links (at no cost to you). As an […]

Fall Cleanup: Tips and Tricks

Fall is a wonderful time of year here in Michigan. The trees turn, the weather is crisp, and, well, cider and donuts! For gardeners fall means the gardening season is coming to a close, but don’t hang up your shovel just yet. It’s time to prepare your garden for winter. Fall prepping includes planting spring […]